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Waldorf Weekly 2/16

February 16, 2024



2/19-2/23: February Break (NO SCHOOL)

2/29: Grades 5-8 Ski Trip


3/1: Community Singing, 8:30am (After Care Room)

3/8: Community Singing, 8:30am (CWS Community Room)

Admissions Visit Day (No Preschool or NatureTots)

3/13-3/15: Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

3/23: Spring Benefit

It's College Acceptance Time!

Our CWHS Seniors have been busy these past few months applying to colleges — and getting accepted, too! We are very pleased to announce the many prestigious colleges and universities to which this year’s seniors have been accepted:

Oberlin College and Conservatory

Savannah College of Art and Design

The Ohio State University

Ohio University

Miami University of Ohio

University of Cincinnati

Xavier University

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Wright State University

University of Akron

Visit our website HERE for a complete list of colleges and universities our previous high school graduates are attending. While on our website, you may also take a look at the AWSNA Waldorf Alumni Survey, which highlights the bright futures Waldorf graduates are experiencing all across our continent!

Announcements & Reminders:

School Bathrooms! See information about bathrooms for school next year. Click HERE

Did you miss the State of the School? Follow this link to watch a recording and learn more about the things to come for our school.

School Lunches: Will your child be absent?  Don't forget to email Chef Lex if you placed an order for school lunch but your child is absent. This will help reduce waste and save you money! Email Chef Lex at

There are still spots for Ms. Mona's Danish-Inspired February Camp in Mariemont!

Ms. Mona's February camp will be influenced by my recent trip to Denmark, my home country.

We will have time for crafts, making candles, cooking, and free play outside. Friday we will conclude with a Danish style gathering that will include a treat I recently brought back from Denmark and fresh baked bread.

Ages 3 and up!

Camp hours: 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Cost: $350

*Cost for families signing up more than one child $300 per child

**Cost for families that sign up for both February and April Break $300 per


Extended camp hours: 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Pay per hour: $10

If families need extended care for more than one child, the first child will be $10 an hour and any siblings there after $5 an hour. Parents are welcome to choose to just come for one or more days. We will just prorate the price.

Feel free to reach out to Ms. Mona anytime 417-241-1096.

Announcing CWS SPIRIT WEEK: March 4th - 8th!

See How Those Kroger Rewards Add Up! 👀

Nov. 1, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2024

108 Households

$ 428.35 Total Donations

A big THANKS to all of you who have linked your Kroger Rewards Card to CWS! As you can see, those rewards really add up to benefit our school 💜

If you haven't linked your rewards card, it's easy to do. Just follow the instructions here. When you do, CWS gets rewarded every time you shop!

The PA Is Sponsoring a CWS Skating Party!

Grab your skates and come boogie with CWS families, friends and community!!!

Castle Skateland

Wednesday, March 13 from 4:00 - 6:30

$4 for admission and skates,

thanks to support from our Parent Association!!!

PA Book Club!!!! Get a Head Start on the Next Book!

The PA Book Club will meeting March, 12 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM after the PA Meeting at MadTree Brewing.

Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens

Authors: Kim John Payne, M.ED. & Luis Fernando Llosa

"Essential reading for parents of grade school children through teens experiencing bullying, social exclusion, and teasing—with uplifting stories from young adults who have navigated those experiences and triumphed."

Click HERE to read more about the book!

The Community Room Is Moving to the After Care Room!

As you may (or may not) know, the current Community Room is in the process of becoming a classroom — and it promises to be a beauty! This means that starting after February Break, the Community Room will be transitioning (back) to the After Care room.

Please note that the community may utilize the After Care space from about 8-11:30am. We ask that you be particularly mindful of tidying up after yourself because this space is continuing to be utilized for After Care. We will also be asking visitors to sign-in so that we get a better sense of how this space is being utilized.

We look forward to seeing you! As always, ALL are welcome 💜

Attention CWS Families:

Please Consider Donating to the Spring Benefit

Do you have a handmade item, experience, or service to share?

Each year CWS families donate their talents and treasures to help make the Spring Benefit a success! Examples of items include:

  • A gift card for a service you provide (from massage to cake making),

  • A handmade item (candles, ceramics, woodworking, pottery),

  • Or a stay at a family vacation home or VRBO/AIRBNB property.

Donating an item can be a beautiful way for you to get new customers for your small business, share your talents, or offer something you already have to benefit our school!

Have an item you'd like to donate? Contact Beth McDaniel at

Join Foundation Studies this Spring!

Foundation Studies, hosted by the Cincinnati Waldorf School, is a 128-hour coursework of anthroposophical studies, focusing primarily on the spiritual-scientific philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education. It is at once an orientation for those interested in Waldorf education, a prelude to any Waldorf teacher training program, as well as an initiation into practical and spiritual self-development.

Come Spring, we will be taking up Rudolf Steiner's lecture cycle, The Child's Changing Consciousness. This is a seminal series given to a multi-national audience of Waldorf educators and enthusiasts four years after the opening of the first school in Stuttgart, Germany. The text is rich with indications for child development and pedagogy, primarily in early childhood and the grade school years. 

Please write with questions or interest to

CWS is Hiring!

Please click the links above for job descriptions.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume listing background, training, experience, and three references. Please call or email Susan Gray, Administrative Director, at 513-541-0220 or

Support the PA's Spring Flower Power Fundraiser!

Spring is coming... spring is coming... flowers are coming too... roses, lilies, daffodillies, little crocuses too 🎶

Time to get those spring flower orders in so that your yard will be blooming and beautiful when spring arrives!

Plus, 50% of your order goes directly to the CWS Parent Association. Gifts to the PA support faculty appreciation, community events, facilities improvements, teacher training, and more!

Camp Create with Ryann Turner and Sarah True!

Come get creative with us at CWS! Kids ages 5 to 9 will enjoy the following activities:

Arts & Crafts | Yoga & Meditation | Creative Movement 

Theatre Games | Time in Nature | Free Play

June 17th - 21st 8:30-3pm 

$350 per week *sibling discount available

Camp Director: Ryann Turner Camp Assistant: Sarah True

Ryann Turner is currently faculty at CWS. Formerly, she was a teaching assistant at the Montessori-inspired Carimel Ridge Co-op. She holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Cincinnati’s CCM. Ryann delights in being with children in nature. She loves spending time with her two kiddos at the creek, splashing in mud and turning over rocks to find crawfish. Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, gardening and trying in vain to finish the rotating stack of books on her bedside table. Her favorite yoga pose is Savasana, because c’mon, who doesn’t love a resting pose?!


Reach Ryann at 818.442.8987 /

Sign Up for Nature's Haven, a New Summer Camp with Sarah & Saren!

Reserve a spot in your child's schedule for Nature’s Haven, a Waldorf-inspired summer day camp run by Saren Wozniak and Sarah Hammond.

Nature's Haven is a summer nature camp for rising kindergarteners through second graders. Throughout the summer we will spend each day outdoors engaging in free play, focused exploration, Waldorf-inspired circle, and listening to nature stories.

Dates: June 24th - August 2nd

Monday-Friday 8AM-1PM

Please fill out the survey HERE to receive more information!

Book Childcare with Ms. Mona on Weekends — and Camp During February, April, and Summer Break!

Ms. Mona, CWS Aftercare/Early Childhood Assistant, is offering childcare on select Saturdays in Mariemont across from CWS. Choose your preferred schedule within the hours noted below:

Children will enjoy a mixture of indoor and outdoor play, with activities based on the weather—typically free play, arts, crafts, and making something yummy in the kitchen.

For more information, feel free to text or call Ms. Mona directly: 417-241-1096.

Saturdays: February 10, 17, 24, 10AM-3PM

February Break: Feb. 19-23, 9am-1pm, extended hours available

April Break: April 8-12, 9am-1pm, extended hours available

Summer Break: June 6-8 July 22-26

June 10-14 July 29 - August 2